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Loft Apartment / 2b Group

  • 01:00 - 8 December, 2011
Loft Apartment / 2b Group
Loft Apartment / 2b Group, © Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kiev, Kyiv city, Ukraina, 02000
  • Architect

    2b Group
  • Project Team

    Vyacheslav Balbek, Olga Bogdanova, Alena Makagon
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Vyacheslav Balbek © Vyacheslav Balbek © Vyacheslav Balbek © Vyacheslav Balbek +42

From the architect. Working on the Project we tried to prove to Client and to ourselves that concrete could be warm, wood could be smooth and metal could be soft.

© Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek

The project itself was a top floor 3-level penthouse with total space of 380sqm , located in the heart of Kyiv on a Dnieper river. Third floor of the apartment comprised an open terrace facing Kyiv left bank panorama on a south-east with total space of 250 sqm.

© Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek

The development of the general concept, project design, and engineering process until construction took one year. High speed construction took another year and a half.

© Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek

In the end, we got an interior that captures a multitude of styles, all designed to offer a seamless collection of textures, colors, shapes and materials.

© Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek

Wood, concrete, glass, metal, exposed brick – all these materials found their place thighs main living area and surprising lines and details were shaped with their help. A green wall in the living-dining space brings nature indoors and a small terrace just above it allows a fantastic view of the mirror-framed ray-textured wall displaying the TV and sound system.

detail 1
detail 1

Living area also features numerous details like the concrete wine rack with the Braille type dots, embedded in the kitchen wall or stone poufs and a red MAERSK container (guest bathroom) that give the living space a unique character. All ceiling light has been substituted with a giant Artemide lamp and two vertical spotlight projectors filling the area with reflected smooth illumination.

detail 2
detail 2

The green wall continues down to the lower floor, where a lounge-home office space and a second living space lead to the spacious master bedroom joined with a bath right behind a bed back. In order to hide the master bedroom toilets, authors invented a mobile wooden box stylized as a large parcel. All in neutral colors except for red and green oxidized copper sheets serving as hidden shelf facades.

detail 3
detail 3

The children’s room and bathroom look cheery and bold due to young artist paintings on walls and graffiti tags on concrete background.

detail 4
detail 4

An open rooftop terrace is lined with geometric floor lights and features monolith bar and a fireplace, handmade terrace plank benches and a glass pavilion for winter leisure.

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